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Praia da Luz

Praia da Luz

Praia da Luz

Praia da Luz (beach) – an hour’s drive west of Faro is this beachside town (near Lagos). Along with the beach, there are lots of restaurants, cafés and shops along the promenade, which runs behind the beach. There are also all sorts of market stalls and artists displaying their work where you can browse if you want a break from the beach. Also nearby are some ruins of Roman baths from 3rd to 5th century A.D just behind the wall that runs along the promenade. There is a door in the wall which is open from 10am to 5pm every day and just up the steps are the remains of Roman baths. Luckily this last piece of history was saved from the developers and preserved and is now overlooked by modern villas.